The Queer Omaha Archives in the University of Nebraska at Omaha Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections will for the first time participate in
Throughout the daylong event, thousands of people make gifts to support a diverse array of LGBTQ nonprofits across the country, ranging from the arts to social services agencies, advocacy groups to sports leagues, and community centers to health care nonprofits.
To support the archives, visit the Queer Omaha Archives' Give OUT Day webpage to schedule your gift for April 19th.
Contributions will support the continuing growth and preservation of Omaha’s LGBTQIA+ histories through gathering oral history interviews from community members, preserving the interviews in perpetuity in the archives, and ensuring continuing public access to these community histories. The oral history interviews will join historical photos, documents, films, and the thousands of items that make up the Queer Omaha Archives in the UNO Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections.
About the Queer Omaha Archives
The Queer Omaha Archives was established at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections in 2016 to collect, preserve, and share historical material documenting Omaha’s diverse LGBTQIA+ communities. The historical material in the Queer Omaha Archives is shared with the community through presentations to school and community groups, exhibits, research projects, and online digital collections.
Dozens of individuals and community organizations have donated their collections of historical material to UNO Libraries’ Archives & Special Collections to create an archive that is over 70 cubic feet with 3 GB of digital records in size and actively growing. The collections include posters, flyers, photos, scrapbooks, films, meeting minutes, oral history interviews, correspondence, ephemera as well as regional newspapers, magazines, and newsletters.
About Give OUT Day and Horizons Foundation: Give OUT Day has provided vital unrestricted operating funds to organizations since its inception in 2013. Over 33,000 individual donors have contributed more than $4 million and supported more than 600 different organizations in every part of the country.
Give OUT Day is a project of Horizons Foundation. Founded as a community foundation
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